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  • Top 5 Open Source CMS of 2014 [Infographic]

    CMS2CMS
    Natalia Bogdanets
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:51 am
    A little time back many business owners were satisfied having a static, brochure-like websites that did nothing and may or may not ever be visited. However, with an influx of content management systems it has become possible to create amazing … Continue reading →The post Top 5 Open Source CMS of 2014 [Infographic] appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • Six Emerging Big Data Jobs and Skills to Watch For

    CMS Report
    Rick Delgado
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    While the overall job market may still be struggling, for those in the field of big data, the opportunities are plentiful. We’re currently in the middle of a big data boom, where companies of all shapes and sizes are finding ways to use big data to grow and be more successful than ever before.
  • How to Recover Data Out of a Password Protected Corrupt Outlook Data File

    Knowledge Management
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Password Protected Outlook PST file are prone to corruption. Such corrupt Outlook PST file can be repaired using Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST repair software.
  • A Missive to Human Resources (HR)

    Kellblog
    Dave Kellogg
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:26 pm
    I built a very successful marketing career based on a three-word mission statement that I picked up from Chris Greendale, back when I was a product marketer at Ingres.  Chris always said that marketing exists to make sales easier. I loved those three words.  I embraced that simple concept.  I made it my reductionist mission statement.  I taught it to every marketer I knew.  I loved it because it just made so much sense — if you derived a startup from scratch you’d first hire a developer and then salesperson.  Only after you had a bunch of salespeople would you then hire…
  • OpenCms Days 2014 - Early Bird Registration extended

    OpenCms News
    Alkacon Software GmbH
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    By popular request, the early bird registration rate has been extended for one more week until September7, 2014. That means one more week to get your ticket with a 20% discounted. Reserve your ticket today and pay just 200 € instead of the regular 250 € per ticket. Don`t miss out on a great conference and register now! The OpenCms Days 2014 will take place November 3-4 in Cologne, Germany.   OpenCms Days 2014 conference and expo is an event organized by Alkacon Software GmbH. The goal of the event is to promote OpenCms and strengthen the OpenCms community.
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  • A Missive to Human Resources (HR)

    Dave Kellogg
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:26 pm
    I built a very successful marketing career based on a three-word mission statement that I picked up from Chris Greendale, back when I was a product marketer at Ingres.  Chris always said that marketing exists to make sales easier. I loved those three words.  I embraced that simple concept.  I made it my reductionist mission statement.  I taught it to every marketer I knew.  I loved it because it just made so much sense — if you derived a startup from scratch you’d first hire a developer and then salesperson.  Only after you had a bunch of salespeople would you then hire…
  • The Ultimate SaaS Metric: The Customer Lifetime Value to Customer Acquisition Cost Ratio (LTV/CAC)

    Dave Kellogg
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    I’m a big fan of software-as-a-service (SaaS) metrics.  I’ve authored very deep posts on SaaS renewals rates and customer acquisition costs.  I also routinely point readers to other great posts on the topic, including: David Skok’s excellent posts on SaaS metrics Bessemer’s great articles on cloud computing, the CAC ratio, and more recently 30 Questions every SaaS leaders should be able to answer. Insight Venture Partners’ very useful periodic tables of SaaS sales metrics (PDF) and digital marketing metrics (PDF). But in today’s post, I’m going…
  • You Can’t Analyze Churn by Analyzing Churn

    Dave Kellogg
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    One thing that amazes me is when I hear people talk about how they analyze churn in a cloud, software as a service (SaaS), or other recurring revenue business. You hear things like: “17% of our churn comes from emerging small business (ESB) segment, which is normal because small businesses are inherently unstable.” “22% of our churn comes from companies in the $1B+ revenue range, indicating that we may have a problem meeting enterprise needs.” “40% of the customers in the residential mortgage business churned, indicating there is something wrong our product for…
  • CEO Out at Adaptive Planning / Adaptive Insights

    Dave Kellogg
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:36 pm
    [See bottom for update / new information as well as disclaimer] Although I don’t know the circumstances of the seemingly sudden CEO change at Adaptive Insights (formerly known as Adaptive Planning) I can share what appears to be known at this point along with a few observations. Adaptive Insights CEO John Herr, appointed on 10/31/2011, is no longer listed on the management section of the company’s web page or listed a member of the company’s board of directors, and is instead listed as a company advisor.  In his biography as advisor, he is explicitly referred…
  • Why, as CEO, I Love Driver-Based Planning

    Dave Kellogg
    12 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    While driver-based planning is a bit of an old buzzword (the first two Google hits date to 2009 and 2011 respectively), I am nevertheless a huge fan of driver-based planning not because the concept was sexy back in the day, but because it’s incredibly useful.  In this post, I’ll explain why. When I talk to finance people, I tend to see two different definitions of driver-based planning: Heavy in detail, one where you build a pretty complete bottom-up budget for an organization and play around with certain drivers, typically with a strong bias towards what they have…
 
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    OpenCms News

  • OpenCms Days 2014 - Early Bird Registration extended

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    By popular request, the early bird registration rate has been extended for one more week until September7, 2014. That means one more week to get your ticket with a 20% discounted. Reserve your ticket today and pay just 200 € instead of the regular 250 € per ticket. Don`t miss out on a great conference and register now! The OpenCms Days 2014 will take place November 3-4 in Cologne, Germany.   OpenCms Days 2014 conference and expo is an event organized by Alkacon Software GmbH. The goal of the event is to promote OpenCms and strengthen the OpenCms community.
  • Alkacon OpenCms Partner Program Launched

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:20 am
    Alkacon has launched a new OpenCms Partner Program. This program is open for IT solution providers, consultant companies, web agencies and all other companies offering professional OpenCms services. Alkacon partners have a proven record of successful OpenCms projects and adhere OpenCms implementation best practices. The new partner program provides customers a choice of quality OpenCms service providers that are backed up by Alkacon. Benefits of the Alkacon OpenCms Partner program include: Direct contact person at Alkacon Get inside information about the next OpenCms version List your…
  • OpenCms Days 2014 - Save the date!

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    3 Jun 2014 | 12:52 am
    One highlight of the international user conference and expo will be the release of OpenCms 9.5. OpenCms Days will be the perfect opportunity to exchange experiences around OpenCms with high profile participants and speakers from all over the world. OpenCms Days 2014 will take place  Monday, November 3 to Tuesday, November 4  in Cologne, Germany. Please note this date and do not miss out on a great conference. Further information will follow shortly.  We hope to see you in Cologne in November!
  • Alkacon OCEE 4.0.1 / 3.5.4 released

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    20 Feb 2014 | 4:06 am
    Alkacon OCEE for OpenCms is a commercial extension for OpenCms that offers Support for LDAP, Clustering, Replication and improved performance. Full information about OCEE is available on the Alkacon website. The new OCEE version 4.0.1 is a maintenance release that fixes some issues of earlier OCEE versions. A new version 3.5.4 for OpenCms 8.x is also available.  Please see the OCEE release notes for a full description about the new features and changes in this version. OCEE 4.0.1 is required by the new OpenCms 9.0.1 and backward compatible with all older OpenCms 9 versions. About…
  • OpenCms 9.0.1 ready for download

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    5 Feb 2014 | 12:31 am
    OpenCms 9.0.1 now ready and available for download. OpenCms is one of the most popular Open Source Content Management Solutions. This new version was developed by Alkacon Software GmbH with the support of the international OpenCms developer community. OpenCms 9.0.1 is a maintenance update for OpenCms 9 that fixes a number of issues and adds some functional enhancements. Improved in OpenCms 9.0.1 New 'Add resource type' dialog added to the module management. New 'Clone Module' dialog added to the module management. Added option to show expired or unreleased resources…
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    Alfresco Blog

  • Why Alfresco Rose Above the Crowd

    Jeff Klemens
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:42 am
    By Jeff Klemens, Principal of Sageview Capital The funding environment in Silicon Valley today is best classified as both dynamic and robust. Buoyed by both strong consumer successes such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and GoPro, and enterprise winners including Splunk, Workday, Palo Alto Networks and ServiceNow, the venture capital and growth equity community have seen a rebound in investor returns and a corresponding increase in capital allocated to finding the next disruptive growth company. This comes at a time when the impact of mobility, cloud computing, social media, open source…
  • The Road Less Traveled in Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

    Doug Dennerline
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    2014 has been an exciting year thus far for Alfresco. Our developer Community continues to expand, we’ve brought great new partners into the fold, and we are incredibly honored to have been selected by some very prestigious new customers. Even better, our visionary product innovation at the intersection of business-critical content, process and collaboration continues at breakneck speed. As a result, Alfresco is on a growth trajectory that is triple the growth rate of the ECM industry overall1, and the company is growing more than 30 percent annually. I couldn’t be happier and hope you…
  • Our Commitment to a Strong Open Source Product

    John Newton
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:46 am
    In 2009, I wrote a blog post entitled, “Building a Stronger Open Source Product”. I used that post to share the philosophy behind Alfresco Community Edition, and to provide guidelines for when a feature of Alfresco is made freely-available and when it is paid-only. Alfresco has evolved significantly since that time. We added one SaaS offering and are working on another, we published mobile apps and SDK’s for both iOS and Android, and we released an enterprise version of Activiti. At Alfresco Summit we will be discussing our release of Alfresco 5.0. That’s a lot of change in the last…
  • Americas Partner Award Winners 2014

    Joe Tong
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Alfresco comes alive with our partner solutions – our partner ecosystem continues to grow with more partners building Alfresco based solutions. Last month we celebrated top partners in the Americas at a Partner Training event held at our US Headquarters in San Mateo.  It’s always great to get partners together with our Executive, Engineering and Sales teams – the result is always more focus around solutions that can deliver greater value to our customers. I wanted to recognize our top partners as these awards reflect their dedication to Alfresco. Technology Services Group – Partner…
  • Alfresco Summit 2014: Check out this year’s schedule!

    Richard Esplin
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:00 pm
    We are delighted to announce the schedule for Alfresco Summit 2014 – It’s time to reinvent work! Please join us at this year’s Summit where Doug Dennerline, our CEO and President, will be sharing our company vision along with John Newton, CTO and Chairman, who will provide an overview of our product strategy that enables Alfresco to offer smart enterprise content management made simple. We’re also fortunate to have the esteemed Hanns Koehler-Kruener and Mark Gilbert of Gartner Research joining us to share their insights on the ECM (enterprise content management) market along with…
 
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    CMS Rockstar

  • Bargains galore can be found on the Internet

    R Star
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    I am all for saving money every single possible way.  With the price of gas skyrocketing, almost everything else seems to be following suit.  I know it is because the cost of transporting the goods from the producer to the consumer has increased dramatically.  Things are getting so expensive that people are going to end ...>>Read more
  • Saving money on printer supplies

    R Star
    9 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    I found a website where I can get online coupon code discounts on Brother, Dell, HP, Lexmark, Canon and Epson supplies.  I was really glad to find the website because I’m always on the lookout on ways to save money.  In this struggling economy, every penny we can save helps a lot!  I couldn’t believe my eyes ...>>Read more
  • Surfing accessories

    R Star
    3 Aug 2014 | 1:49 pm
    My brother has tried to get me to learn to surf by going to lessons with him this summer.  I haven’t made any kind of commitment because my boss has avoided letting me have any time off this summer at all! Yeah, I know, summer is already here – in fact it is almost over! ...>>Read more
  • Surf’s up

    R Star
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    My older brother sent me an email telling me that he and his kids have been looking at different summer camps that they can attend as a family.  He found a summer camp that teaches surfing that his whole family can go to, and he’s very excited about it.  He’s invited me to join them, and he wants ...>>Read more
  • Swing set or tree house?

    R Star
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    When Marcus told me that he was looking to buy a new house in Virginia Beach for his growing family, one of the biggest concerns for him was a good, fenced in yard for the kids and dogs. He was hoping to be able to find a house with a great swing set or tree-house ...>>Read more
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    CMSWire.com - All News

  • Week in Review: Digital Marketing is Hard + Networks Put People First

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    LinkedIn Conundrum Two big changes to the social platform has this marketer scratching his head. Digital Marketing: No Walk in the Park Get ready for false starts and other struggles along the way Jive’s Social Business Approach Jive’s Summer release promises to put the end user first. People Rule in This Space Work like a network? That’s just marketing spin. Google Zaps Microsoft Google quietly launched a number of upgrades to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. VMWare’s Big Splash at #VMWorld VMWare goes big on desktop, mobile and content management.   How Seconds…
  • Can Your Social Platform Be Your Intranet?

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    I made the point back in July that good old fashioned intranet content publishing was not dead, and that enterprise social collaboration platforms really weren’t very good for one to many publishing. A separate web publishing platform would probably still be needed — use the right tool for the right job. As a result of that article, Jive Software asked to have a chat about my theory, to refresh my knowledge of its platform and demo some of the latest features. I always jump at the chance to be proven wrong, and so have had some interesting conversations with Adam Mertz,…
  • Watch Your Favorite Tech Exec Get Wet: Ice Bucket Challenge

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    The summer of 2014 will be known for many things. Among them, the cloud storage wars, Microsoft’s new Mobile First, Cloud First mantra, and the battle for the enterprise among Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) vendors. It will also go down as the summer of the ice bucket challenge when everyone from Cristiano Ronaldo toKaty Perry to Jack Black to Novak Djokovic to Taylor Swift and Oprah dumped buckets of ice over their heads to raise money to fund research and bring awareness to ALS, a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and…
  • Building a Hybrid Bridge to the Microsoft Cloud

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    When Satya Nadella announced Microsoft’s new Mobile-First, Cloud-First strategy, he drew a line in the sand with Microsoft employees and set the company on a new course. When Microsoft COO, Kevin Turner reiterated the message at the World Wide Partner Conference in July, he sent partners scrambling to get cloud certified, saying “Selling on-premises software was good for you and us for a long time but the future lies in the cloud and mobility, and Microsoft plans to go in that direction with our partner community intact.” Customers have felt the shift as well as they…
  • Zocalo + Amazon Web Services Could Be Game Changer

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Things are already pretty messy in the productivity space between Microsoft and Google. But it could get a whole lot messier. Amazon Web Services (AWS)  just announced that its document storage, sharing and collaboration application for the enterprises is now on general release. Amazon Zocalo has been in limited preview since July, but is now available to all AWS customers with bargain basement prices, and could be a game changer in the document collaboration and sharing and sync space. Read full story... Follow us on Twitter Join free newsletter View upcoming events Find a new job
 
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    CMS Report

  • Blogging Still Matters - 5 Sabbatical Lessons

    Bryan Ruby
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    A few months ago, I had a problem. After eight years of non-stop writing, I found myself exhausted of all enthusiasm to blog. Let me tell you, it's a sad day in Web City when an advocate for content management systems has no real desire to author new content. I was also questioning in this age of "always on" social media whether the traditional blog had lost value not only to me but my readers. If content is no longer king, why should I spend so much effort creating new content? So as summer approached, I decided to take a break from blogging. At the beginning of my sabbatical I…
  • Big Data Use Case: Digital Advertising

    Gil Allouche
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    When people think of big data, they naturally assume that it’s just about gathering large amounts of information to provide more accurate searches online and help companies provide more targeted advertisements and marketing efforts. They’re both right and wrong. True, there is so much more to big data than just marketing and advertising. It’s effects are now being seen in numerous industries across the globe. It’s solving world problems and improving the quality of life for millions of individuals. With all that, however, the big data platform such as that provided by Qubole is still…
  • Kentico 8.1 Connects with SharePoint, LinkedIn, and Store Managers

    Bryan Ruby
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:13 pm
    This week, Kentico Software announced the release of Kentico 8.1. According to the company, Kentico 8.1 features a variety of new enhancements that bring greater website performance and ease of use to the digital marketing activities of today’s digital agencies and professional marketers. With new “Buy X, get Y” discount capabilities, Kentico 8.1 promises to offer customers new ways to maximize their online sales.
  • Hippo and Boston Interactive sign partnership

    jmadej
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Boston, 25 August 2014 - Web Content Management software vendor Hippo is pleased to announce its partnership with integrated web marketing agency Boston Interactive. Based in Boston and Amsterdam, Hippo has experienced record growth and expansion in the North American market in the past year. The company’s partnership with Boston Interactive, whose clients include Forrester Research, Harvard University, the International Data Group, the American Humane Association and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, provides a further strategic opportunity to bring the power of Hippo…
  • Six Emerging Big Data Jobs and Skills to Watch For

    Rick Delgado
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    While the overall job market may still be struggling, for those in the field of big data, the opportunities are plentiful. We’re currently in the middle of a big data boom, where companies of all shapes and sizes are finding ways to use big data to grow and be more successful than ever before.
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    CMS Critic

  • A Closer Look at PrestaShop's Global Community

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    For years, PrestaShop has been well-known for its free and open-source eCommerce solution. So well-known in fact, that the Miami based company has just been nominated in two categories for the 2014 CMS Awards; Best eCommerce Solution for SMB and Best eCommerce Solution for Enterprise.
  • People's Choice CMS Awards - The Results So Far

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    We've had a massive response to the People's Choice awards and the voting has been going crazy since we released the nominee list. Today, I thought I'd help spur on the activity by sharing the results so far.
  • Dropbox Boosts Pro Plan to 1TB Storage

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    Dropbox, the darling of the online storage industry, has announced some significant changes to it's online storage service. Pro members ($9.99 / month for those of you who are unaware) are now being upgraded from 100 GB of storage to 1 Terabyte (1,000 GB) of storage for the same cost.
  • SiteSupra Makes a Play for the Website Builder Market

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    There's no doubt that the website builder market is a hot one of late, there are plenty of great contenders such as Weebly, Squarespace and Wix. Today, SiteSupra has announced that they are making a play for piece of the pie with the launch of their own website builder / hosted CMS.
  • A Deeper Look at Magnolia's Open Suite Approach

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    When hunting for a new web content management system, exploring your options can feel exhilarating. After all, with new software, comes new possibilities.However, things take a serious turn when it comes to assessing the flexibility of your short-listed platforms in terms of integration options.Most businesses will be looking at a long list of tools that need to be integrated with their new CMS.…
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  • Week in Review: Digital Marketing is Hard + Networks Put People First

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    LinkedIn Conundrum Two big changes to the social platform has this marketer scratching his head. Digital Marketing: No Walk in the Park Get ready for false starts and other struggles along the way Jive’s Social Business Approach Jive’s Summer release promises to put the end user first. People Rule in This Space Work like a network? That’s just marketing spin. Google Zaps Microsoft Google quietly launched a number of upgrades to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. VMWare’s Big Splash at #VMWorld VMWare goes big on desktop, mobile and content management.   How Seconds…
  • Can Your Social Platform Be Your Intranet?

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    I made the point back in July that good old fashioned intranet content publishing was not dead, and that enterprise social collaboration platforms really weren’t very good for one to many publishing. A separate web publishing platform would probably still be needed — use the right tool for the right job. As a result of that article, Jive Software asked to have a chat about my theory, to refresh my knowledge of its platform and demo some of the latest features. I always jump at the chance to be proven wrong, and so have had some interesting conversations with Adam Mertz,…
  • Watch Your Favorite Tech Exec Get Wet: Ice Bucket Challenge

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    The summer of 2014 will be known for many things. Among them, the cloud storage wars, Microsoft’s new Mobile First, Cloud First mantra, and the battle for the enterprise among Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) vendors. It will also go down as the summer of the ice bucket challenge when everyone from Cristiano Ronaldo toKaty Perry to Jack Black to Novak Djokovic to Taylor Swift and Oprah dumped buckets of ice over their heads to raise money to fund research and bring awareness to ALS, a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and…
  • Building a Hybrid Bridge to the Microsoft Cloud

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    When Satya Nadella announced Microsoft’s new Mobile-First, Cloud-First strategy, he drew a line in the sand with Microsoft employees and set the company on a new course. When Microsoft COO, Kevin Turner reiterated the message at the World Wide Partner Conference in July, he sent partners scrambling to get cloud certified, saying “Selling on-premises software was good for you and us for a long time but the future lies in the cloud and mobility, and Microsoft plans to go in that direction with our partner community intact.” Customers have felt the shift as well as they…
  • Zocalo + Amazon Web Services Could Be Game Changer

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Things are already pretty messy in the productivity space between Microsoft and Google. But it could get a whole lot messier. Amazon Web Services (AWS)  just announced that its document storage, sharing and collaboration application for the enterprises is now on general release. Amazon Zocalo has been in limited preview since July, but is now available to all AWS customers with bargain basement prices, and could be a game changer in the document collaboration and sharing and sync space. Read full story... Follow us on Twitter Join free newsletter View upcoming events Find a new job
 
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    The CMS Myth

  • 174 days without a CMS incident

    Clint Lundmark
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    We welcome guest CMS Mythbuster Clint Lundmark to the blog. Clint oversees some large-scale CMS platforms in Portland, Oregon and literally has a sign in the office announcing the number of days without a CMS incident. Where there’s a sign, there’s a story and we had to hear what’s happening. A while back I inherited administrative support for our CMS we migrated to a year earlier. It wasn’t the best situation. The system was considered flakey and unreliable. Users were unhappy, support staff was getting late night phone calls, and management was explaining each and every incident to…
  • Running First Meetings with Prospective Agency Partners

    James Gardner
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Part 3 of a 10 part series (The right digital agency partner can make or break your organization’s online success. And yet, unless you’re extremely lucky, your partner will only be as good as the process by which you find and select them. In this 10-part series, we’ll share what we’ve learned from our clients about agency selection processes that lead to successful, enduring relationships.) Ready for your agency selection process to get fun? In the first two parts of this series, we discussed the importance of getting early internal alignment and curating a tight list of qualified…
  • What You See Is Scrambled Eggs

    Jeff Cram
    20 Jun 2014 | 9:25 am
    As if this Friday couldn’t get any better, Paul Ford just published a wicked-amusing account of his trials and tribulations wrestling with a WYSIWYG editor — complete with a 484-character headline and some utterly necessary animated GIFs. Don’t even bother reading our longwinded thoughts on why people hate their CMS. Paul captures a day-in-the-life of author experience real-time fiddling with Kinja, Gawker’s own publishing platform built to “break down the walls between readers and writers.” If Paul’s account is any indication, sounds like it…
  • The Inside Scoop on CMS at The New York Times

    Jeff Cram
    20 Jun 2014 | 4:57 am
    The publishing industry may be rethinking its business model, but this much we know — It’s dead serious about getting CMS right. The New York Times is the latest publisher to lift the veil on its digital publishing operations with a refreshingly open look at the platform it affectionally calls Scoop. The blog post by Luke Vnenchak, director of content management systems at The New York Times, provides juicy details on the current state of the platform as well as the future ambitions of the Gray Lady. These details come on the heels of the much-discussed New York Times…
  • Ditching RFPs and Creating a By-Invitation-Only Shortlist

    James Gardner
    12 Jun 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Part 2 of a 10 part series (The right digital agency partner can make or break your organization’s online success. And yet, unless you’re extremely lucky, your partner will only be as good as the process by which you find and select them. In this 10-part series, we’ll share what we’ve learned from our clients about agency selection processes that lead to successful, enduring relationships.) “Less is more!” minimalist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe famously proclaimed. While referring to his vision of world-class design, he may as well have been referring to successful…
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    Another DAM blog

  • Another DAM podcast celebrates over 4 years of audio content and interviews on Digital Asset Management

    Henrik de Gyor
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Another DAM podcast is now 4 years old and is still the longest running podcast about Digital Asset Management in the world. With 144 podcasts episodes so far, there is plenty more coming. As of this date, there are 99 interviews available with Digital Asset Management professionals and counting. These are interviews with real people working in the real world on Digital Asset Management. Many of them are hands on. Want to learn how they reached their successes and overcame their challenges with DAM? Listen and learn. It’s there.   If you like what you heard (or read the transcripts)…
  • DAM Foundation creates and launches Digital Asset Management courses online

    Henrik de Gyor
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    After many requests from the DAM community and over a year of work, the DAM Foundation has created and launched online courses on Digital Asset Management to meet the increasing demand. Special thanks to Elizabeth Keathley, Mark Davey, some other DAM Foundation board members and other DAM professionals who helped create these online courses. DAM Foundation has launched the first online course in August 2014. These courses are self-paced. Each assessment is reviewed by a DAM Professional. According to the DAM Foundation website… “The first lesson of the five-part Introduction to…
  • Digital Asset Management Book Giveaway

    Henrik de Gyor
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    There is a benefit to reading the transcripts found with Another DAM podcast about Digital Asset Management. We are giving away one free copy of Tobias Blanke‘s latest book titled: Digital Asset Ecosystems: Rethinking crowds and clouds To enter this book giveway, email the podcast host with a one paragraph summary on what this book is about (from the podcast transcript) by no later than August 24, 2014. A random drawing of the email submissions after this date will award one lucky winner this book. The book will be shipped directly by the author. You could even ask for the book to…
  • Fifth Anniversary of NYC DAM Meetup

    Henrik de Gyor
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    On July 20, 2009, Chad Beer started the NYC DAM Meetup with Michael Hollitscher. When they started this Digital Asset Management specific meetup, I still remember how exciting the idea of having regular events about DAM was. And still is. We would not have to wait an entire year for the few annual conferences to roll in for a couple days to network with the best in the field. It has become very clear that over the years New York City is the DAM Capital of the world. No other area in the world has more DAM professionals and no other city has more people showing up to  DAM specific events than…
  • 2014 Henry Stewart NY DAM Conference on May 1-2

    Henrik de Gyor
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The largest Digital Asset Management Conference is the Henry Stewart DAM Conference  in New York City. In 2014, this DAM Conference will be held on May 1 and May 2. Your choices of large DAM Conferences are now limited since Createasphere DAM Conferences no longer exist as of December 2013. There are however some vendor specific DAM conferences throughout the year. Henry Stewart DAM NY is still the longest running and largest DAM Conference available in the DAM market today. What is going on at DAM NY 2014? On April 30, there are some pre-event tutorials available including: Fundamentals…
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    Web Content Management

  • Optimizing your responsive Sitecore site’s performance

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Creating a site that is accessible to your mobile users is vital in today’s world. This is why many Sitecore customers are choosing to build their site responsively. Responsive web design (RWD) refers to designing and building your site on grids and percentages to make your site respond to whatever device a visitor is using to give them the best possible experience. Using RWD to build your Sitecore site will not eliminate the need to optimize your site’s performance to improve your user experience. How can you optimize your site for better performance?  Asset Compression You…
  • Should you use Open Source for your CMS?

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    A look at the pros and cons of using an open source CMS platform for your site Choosing a CMS is never an easy task. At Oshyn, we’ve seen our fair share of CMS selection projects. We know what to look out for and what features of a platform will really be important to your business (for more detailed information about choosing a CMS - check out our free white paper). One topic that we see come up repeatedly when choosing a CMS is whether or not to go the open source route. While each individual project will have its own specific set of criteria that need to be examined in order to…
  • Using Sitecore to Send Android Push Notifications

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Push notifications are a great way to increase engagement with your app and keep users up-to-date on the latest improvements and updates of your app. Today, I’ll show you how to send a push notification with a Sitecore custom button. First, we have to understand how push notifications for Android works, and then create the functionality for Sitecore. Overview The first thing we have to do is to create an account in the Google Developer Console andcreate a new project. Then we will get the Sender ID and the Application ID numbersthat we will use in the Android app and our function to…
  • 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selecting Your Next CMS

    17 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    At Oshyn, we’ve worked on hundreds of web development projects and have seen enough customers struggling with the wrong CMS to know some best practices for selecting your next CMS. More specifically, we know what not to do. Building off our previous ‘5 Don’ts when selecting a CMS/WCM’, we’ve put together this list of three more mistakes to avoid when you’re selecting your next CMS: 1) Not being honest about your budget. It’s critical to think beyond just license costs and also consider implementation and maintenance costs when putting together your…
  • Answering the impossible: How much time will content migration take?

    10 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Content migration is usually the part of a web development project that is most underestimated.  It's also one that typically causes launch delays.  It is best to try to assess how long your content will take you to migrate earlier in your process and put in place a game plan for how you will do it.  Doing some quick calculations may make you realize you've underestimated the effort it will take and force you to re-evaluate your plan for when you will start it and how you will execute it. First, it’s important to understand why content migration is almost always grossly…
 
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    Digital Asset Management News

  • New DAM Directory Resource

    Ralph Windsor
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:57 am
    Deborah Fanslow and Emily Kolvitz have put together a DAM Directory under the auspices of DAM Foundation with a lot of useful links to various DAM information, reference guides and sites, including: resources, organisations, publications, vendors, consultants and case studies.  The directory is sub-divided into Corporate DAM and Jobs sections and it looks like they plan […]New DAM Directory Resource is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • DAM Confusion Or Irreparable Fragmentation?

    Ralph Windsor
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:23 am
    Last week, CMSWire ran an article with the title DAM Confusion in the Marketplace by Elizabeth Keathley of Atlanta Metadata Authority and author of the book Digital Asset Management: Content Architectures, Project Management, and Creating Order out of Media Chaos.  This prompted a fair amount of interest, mainly because Elizabeth made an analysis of the DAM market based on the […]DAM Confusion Or Irreparable Fragmentation? is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • The NetScout/Gartner Dispute And DIY Evaluation Techniques For DAM Buyers

    Nick Brookes
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    My co-contributor, Ralph Windsor, Senior Editor of DAM News has provided a feature article: The Broken IT Analyst Market And Evaluation Options For Cost-Conscious DAM Buyers.  He assesses the impact of the NetScout lawsuit against Gartner, considers some alternative perspectives on the role played by them both and discusses the wider implications.  He also outlines some […]The NetScout/Gartner Dispute And DIY Evaluation Techniques For DAM Buyers is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • Picturepark Partner With Sorenson Media To Update Video Support

    Nick Brookes
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:50 am
    One of our featured DAM Vendors, Picturepark, have announced updated support for video via partnership with Sorenson Media today: “In addition to making audio and video available in many more formats than were previously available in Picturepark, the new Video Converter also enables Picturepark to accept inbound audio and video in more formats. Download formats are […]Picturepark Partner With Sorenson Media To Update Video Support is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • Digital Asset Management Workflow – The Key To Implementing Effective CXM Strategies

    Ralph Windsor
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    There have been a few more articles on DAM in CMSWire over the last week or two.  One which is short, but makes a very good point is this by Irina Guseva: Improve DAM Creative Workflows First, CXM Will Follow.  The theme of the item is that CXM depends on having the right assets available to the relevant people […]Digital Asset Management Workflow – The Key To Implementing Effective CXM Strategies is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
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    The OnBase Blog

  • Find out first at OTTC: No more “D’oh!” moments

    Glenn Gibson
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    I’ve always felt left behind when it comes to The Simpsons, ever since I missed the first season 25 years ago. After months of my friends telling me “Don’t have a cow, man” and saying “Ay caramba!” at any opportunity, I finally made sure I caught a couple of episodes, but that’s all I ever […]
  • 3 essential components of ECM that eliminate waste: Part 3: Workflow

    Michelle Harbinak Shapiro
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    In part one of this series, we explored how banishing waste is critical for the future of today’s financial institutions. In part two we looked at how enterprise content management (ECM) enables financial institutions to get back to basics and banish waste in general. Now it’s time to take the final step and banish waste from […]
  • The importance of instant, but accurate, information

    Jaclyn Inglis
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    It is human nature to crave instant information to quickly form opinions and make judgments – especially today. Accustomed to the immediacy of social media, we don’t like waiting to find out what’s going on. Whether you have gotten caught up in developments around recent reports of violence, political conflicts or airplane accidents, you know that […]
  • I rocked Microsoft’s “12 amazing tech jobs and the women who rock them” list!

    Colleen Alber
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    If you check out Microsoft’s most recent ebook, “12 amazing tech jobs and the women who rock them,” you’ll find me. Though what I do might be defined as a “tech job,” it’s not exactly what you think. It’s much more interesting. And not that long ago, I didn’t even know I was so passionate […]
  • The value of peer-to-peer networking: Get by with a little help from your friends

    Scoop Skupien
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Ringo Starr is a genius. It’s true. In terms of networking and surrounding yourself with talented thought leaders, Ringo is in a league all by himself. After all, even though I love his drumming and “singing,” I admit that John, Paul and George probably would have been alright without him. That’s the value of peer-to-peer […]
 
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    Coveo Insights Blog

  • With Thanks to Our Partner Community

    Marie-Michèle Caron
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    We have received incredible support from our partner community since Gartner positioned Coveo as the most visionary leader in its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search last month. Over on its company blog, our strategic technology partner Lexalytics discussed the new Quadrant, highlighting the implications of Gartner’s increased focus on contextualization in the enterprise search space. […]
  • Power Your Customer Service with Unified Search-Driven Knowledge

    Tucker Hall
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:21 am
    Customers are more mobile and socially networked than ever before, and they are empowered to engage with companies across a growing number of channels — from self-service portals and contact centers, to social media and field service engagements. Today’s savvy customer expects (and deserves) a seamless and consistent service experience across all of these channels. […]
  • Standing Tall as the Most Visionary Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant

    Louis Têtu
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    When Gartner released its 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search report last week, it was a tremendous moment for us here at Coveo. Take a look below. We are recognized as the most visionary leader in the enterprise search market today. This is incredible recognition for us, as it’s a commendation of the passionate innovation […]
  • I Have Preferences, Therefore I Am: Embracing Knowledge Diversity With an “Intranet of Everywhere”

    Tucker Hall
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:30 pm
    During a webinar last week, we explored how companies have been able to overcome knowledge-access and intranet-adoption challenges by embracing a search-driven “Intranet of Everywhere.” Intranets have seen much evolution in the 20+ years they’ve been around, but one of their core objectives from the start—to connect workers with the knowledge they need, when and […]
  • IDC Report: Unified Search & Text Analytics are Proven Drivers of KM Success

    Tucker Hall
    18 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    In 2001, market intelligence firm IDC issued a landmark study on the impacts of information access in the workplace, commenting that: “Timely access to critical information separates the winners from the losers in today’s information economy. Yet all too often knowledge workers fail in their quest to obtain the information they need. There are many […]
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    Web Content Management

  • Optimizing your responsive Sitecore site’s performance

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Creating a site that is accessible to your mobile users is vital in today’s world. This is why many Sitecore customers are choosing to build their site responsively. Responsive web design (RWD) refers to designing and building your site on grids and percentages to make your site respond to whatever device a visitor is using to give them the best possible experience. Using RWD to build your Sitecore site will not eliminate the need to optimize your site’s performance to improve your user experience. How can you optimize your site for better performance?  Asset Compression You…
  • Should you use Open Source for your CMS?

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    A look at the pros and cons of using an open source CMS platform for your site Choosing a CMS is never an easy task. At Oshyn, we’ve seen our fair share of CMS selection projects. We know what to look out for and what features of a platform will really be important to your business (for more detailed information about choosing a CMS - check out our free white paper). One topic that we see come up repeatedly when choosing a CMS is whether or not to go the open source route. While each individual project will have its own specific set of criteria that need to be examined in order to…
  • Using Sitecore to Send Android Push Notifications

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Push notifications are a great way to increase engagement with your app and keep users up-to-date on the latest improvements and updates of your app. Today, I’ll show you how to send a push notification with a Sitecore custom button. First, we have to understand how push notifications for Android works, and then create the functionality for Sitecore. Overview The first thing we have to do is to create an account in the Google Developer Console andcreate a new project. Then we will get the Sender ID and the Application ID numbersthat we will use in the Android app and our function to…
  • 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selecting Your Next CMS

    17 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    At Oshyn, we’ve worked on hundreds of web development projects and have seen enough customers struggling with the wrong CMS to know some best practices for selecting your next CMS. More specifically, we know what not to do. Building off our previous ‘5 Don’ts when selecting a CMS/WCM’, we’ve put together this list of three more mistakes to avoid when you’re selecting your next CMS: 1) Not being honest about your budget. It’s critical to think beyond just license costs and also consider implementation and maintenance costs when putting together your…
  • Answering the impossible: How much time will content migration take?

    10 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Content migration is usually the part of a web development project that is most underestimated.  It's also one that typically causes launch delays.  It is best to try to assess how long your content will take you to migrate earlier in your process and put in place a game plan for how you will do it.  Doing some quick calculations may make you realize you've underestimated the effort it will take and force you to re-evaluate your plan for when you will start it and how you will execute it. First, it’s important to understand why content migration is almost always grossly…
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    FierceContentManagement News

  • OpenText releases eDOCS DM 10 for legal eagles

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    This week, OpenText launched eDOCS DM 10, its information management system for the legal industry.
  • NASA migrates its CMS to Drupal, citing ease of use

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:40 pm
    NASA announced it has taken 110 websites and apps out of a commercial data center and moved them to the cloud. The organization also detailed plans to use Drupal as its new content management system. The project is designed to take advantage of more cost-effective storage options, as well as dump a proprietary CMS that was no longer supported.
  • Why the enterprise doesn't (but should) take information governance seriously

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Doug Miles, head of the market intelligence division at AIIM, says the enterprise doesn't take information governance seriously enough, even though senior management knows it's an important topic. The issue, he says, isn't ambivalence. The sheer avalanche of data that needs managing is simply overwhelming even the most well-intentioned organizations.
  • Alfresco nabs $45 million for global marketing, cloud

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Enterprise document management vendor Alfresco Software wants to move into global markets and managed to secure $45 million in funding to help make that happen. The company also plans to use the money for creating more cloud-based services to compete with the likes of Box and Dropbox.
  • It's time Congress hears about records management from the IT pros

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Every time a government agency is taken to task in a courtroom for losing files, mishandling records or mismanaging documents, department heads line up to take the stand (and sometimes the fall). So why aren't the information professionals on the hot seat too?
 
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    OnRecord | Records Management Blog

  • Best Practices for Document Scanning in the Energy Industry – Part 2

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    In last week’s blog post, we shared several best practices to help you overcome the challenges of scanning energy records. These included: how to determine the best approach to the scan and the importance of cleaning up your physical files. This week, we continue to share our expertise in energy imaging, looking at best practices for resourcing, document security and more. Make sure you have the right resources on hand It is extremely important to ensure that your imaging project is supported with the right resources – and to have a clear understanding of the impact resourcing will…
  • Best Practices for Document Scanning in the Energy Industry – Part 1

    rnepean@gmail.com
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    For energy companies, document imaging offers a number of potential benefits, including greater operational efficiency, improved risk management and streamlined acquisitions and divestitures. However, document imaging projects in the energy industry come with unique challenges that organizations in other industries don’t have to contend with. TAB has been fortunate to work with dozens of energy companies over the years so we understand these unique challenges. In a two-part blog post we will share what we have learned, offering nine best practices to help make your energy imaging project a…
  • The year’s most popular records management resources so far – Part Two

    rnepean@gmail.com
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    Following up last week’s post in which we highlighted the most popular records management resources so far this year, this week’s post offers even more of our top content. This week, we cover the ins and outs of metadata; discuss best practices for managing the hybrid records environment; and offer space planning tips for physical records. White Paper: How Metadata Works with Records Management Metadata is a hot topic in today’s records management environment and it’s no wonder given how it can provide a highly efficient way to manage and locate records. When combined with…
  • The year’s most popular records management resources so far – Part One

    rnepean@gmail.com
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Our records management resource center is chock full of helpful white papers, assessment tools, case studies and presentations. In these resources, we cover a wide range of business issues, solutions, and records management best practices. In this week’s blog post, we highlight some of the most popular RIM resources this year: White Paper: The EDRMS Opportunity: Demonstrating the Value of Records Management Is your organization considering an EDRMS implementation? For records managers, this represents both a challenge and an opportunity. If you don’t get involved with the process…
  • How to get started with metadata in records management

    rnepean@gmail.com
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:46 am
    In our last blog post we looked at how metadata compares to electronic folder structures and full text search for finding records. When it comes to the speed and accuracy of records retrieval, we saw that metadata is the clear winner. To help you get started with metadata, this week’s post outlines several best practices to ensure that metadata will effectively support your RIM program. First things first While the concept of metadata is relatively simple, putting it in place requires careful thought. What information should we append to the records? Before considering all the possible…
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    CMS2CMS

  • Migrating Umbraco to WordPress. A Full Length Guidance

    Natalia Bogdanets
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:29 am
    In a tech-oriented world full of multiple CMS solutions, picking the right-your size platform can be quite a task at times. Umbraco and WordPress come with their own share of good and bad points, thus making the selection process even … Continue reading →The post Migrating Umbraco to WordPress. A Full Length Guidance appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • Joomla 1.5 to 3. Upgrade or Not to Upgrade?

    Natalia Bogdanets
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:25 am
    With the launch of Joomla 3, millions of Joomla 1.5 users are asking the question “Should I upgrade or not?” This question has been receiving a great deal of debate in the Joomla world and that is exactly the reason … Continue reading →The post Joomla 1.5 to 3. Upgrade or Not to Upgrade? appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • Month in Review: Top 5 Must Reads of August

    Natalia Bogdanets
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
    Welcome to our Best of the Month series, where we bring you all the latest goings-on in the world of CMS to keep you up with the times. Our most recent article round-up is filled with great advice and useful … Continue reading →The post Month in Review: Top 5 Must Reads of August appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • Top 5 Open Source CMS of 2014 [Infographic]

    Natalia Bogdanets
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:51 am
    A little time back many business owners were satisfied having a static, brochure-like websites that did nothing and may or may not ever be visited. However, with an influx of content management systems it has become possible to create amazing … Continue reading →The post Top 5 Open Source CMS of 2014 [Infographic] appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • SMF vs bbPress. What to Choose and How to Migrate [Infographic]

    Natalia Bogdanets
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:38 am
    These days, with the increased use of of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter,etc.), forums still remain very popular. If you are on the road to pick one between SMF and bbPress, you’re probably baffled about the similarities and differences they share … Continue reading →The post SMF vs bbPress. What to Choose and How to Migrate [Infographic] appeared first on CMS2CMS.
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    How to develop your office and management skills

  • Contingency Approach to Management

    13 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    This is another modern approach that has attempted to integrate finding of other perspectives. They believe that it is impossible to select one way of managing that works best in all situations. Their approach is to identify the conditions of a task, managerial job and person as parts of a complete management situation and attempt to integrate them all into a solution which is most appropriate for specific circumstance.The manager has to try systematically to identify which technique or approach will, in a particular circumstance or context, best contribute to the attainment of the desired…
  • Systems approach in Management

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Many activities in organization were treated in an essentially descriptive. The approaches, scientific, administrative management, behavioral are useful in different circumstances, but it is difficult to be sure which one is right in a given situation. In view of this, it is considered that the newer systems and contingency approaches may provide a more complete integrated approach to the problems of management.Thinking about management with knowledge of the systems approach can help to postulate conceptually the interrelationship of apparently separate and even contradictory ideas underlying…
  • Expansion of Management Knowledge

    14 Jul 2014 | 12:43 am
    Management is an applied technique and a closely to many allied fields e.g. economics. Disciplines devoted to studying people, e.g. psychology, sociology and political science, have grown and generated an expansion of management knowledge.The development of management thought can, for convenience, by considered to comprise four main periods – early influence, the scientific management movement, the human relations movement, and modern influences, e.g. the revisionist movement.Early influencesAncient records in China and Greece indicate the importance of organization and administration, but…
  • Management to be a Profession ?

    10 Jul 2014 | 9:55 pm
    In recent years there has been further consideration as to whether management can be regarded as a profession. The conflicting arguments can be considered only if a profession is defined. The following main points seem relevant:There must exist a body of principles, skills and techniques and specialized knowledge;There must be formal methods of acquiring training and experience;An organization should be established which forms ethical codes for the guidance and conduct of members. If the above standards are considered, the management cannot really be a called a profession. There are no…
  • Administration being part of Management

    8 Jul 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Administration is sometimes used to refer to the activities of the higher level of the management group who determine major aims and policies. This can be called the broader use of the term which is often used in government departments. It is also used in the narrower sense, of controlling the day-to-day running of the enterprise.An administrator can also be a manager, this occurs when the administrator is concerned with implementing policy in dealings with employees to whom responsibilities have been delegated.Defines of administrationis the part of the management process concerned with the…
 
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    Document U Blog

  • Serial M&A Technology

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    A company that is planning to acquire one or more companies in its own line of business can make pre-acquisition due diligence and post-acquisition document integration a seamless business process. In fact its M&A process can be a major competitive advantage, enabling it to make far more acquisitions in a given time with far lower transaction costs than its competitors. The underlying premise is that it takes the same types of documents containing the same types of information to operate companies in the same lines of business. For example, all oil & gas exploration companies will…
  • New Technology for Faster, More Comprehensive M&A Due Diligence

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    M&A due diligence examination of the documents of the to-be-acquired company is critical - nobody wants to repeat HP's $8.8 billion write-down following its acquisition of Autonomy. Faced with daunting volumes of data to review and accelerated time lines, acquiring companies often turn to technology tools used in e-discovery in an attempt to find the most relevant of the to-be-acquired company's documents. Virtually all of those tools are text-based or text restricted, making them unable to assist in finding or analyzing the large proportion of non-textual documents in many organizations,…
  • Documents ARE Structured - Just Heterogeneously

    8 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Writers in the information management space often speak of structured vs. unstructured data and then analyze documents as if they were "unstructured." However, when documents are clustered by visual similarity, they are actually fairly structured within clusters, e.g., invoices, letters, and emails each have recurring attributes or data elements located in generally the same place in the documents in that cluster. It is actually more accurate to say that documents are heterogeneously structured - once they are clustered into groups of visually-similar documents, there are recurring attributes…
  • Faceted Classification: Collective Classification and Access Decisions

    5 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Faceted classification represents the collective judgment of knowledge workers or subject matter experts from multiple areas in an organization on how to classify documents and grant access to them. It is a logical outgrowth of visual classification and builds on the organization's existing access authorization infrastructure. Faceted classification is an extremely efficient way to remove documents that are not needed by an organization and to remove exact and visual duplicates of the documents that are needed. When used as an integral part of information governance it can reduce required…
  • Information Governance Lessons from 4 AFEs and a Daily Drilling Report

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    Sometimes profound implications become apparent from thinking through the implications of direct observations and sampling to determine the extent of the observed conditions. This is a story about the consequences of observing four Authorizations for Expenditures ("AFEs") and a Daily Drilling Report ("DDR") while in a meeting with an energy client talking about file share remediation. The thing was, the AFEs and DDR were in one "document," the four single-page AFEs were at the beginning and the three-page DDR was at the end. "No big deal," you say? Consider these additional observations: The…
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